Fatal pedestrian accident in Colerain Township

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19)-- The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly accident that occurred Friday evening.

Around 10:30pm a 17-year-old male was driving southbound near the 7500 block of Colerain Avenue. Two pedestrians were attempting to cross the street, but were not walking inside a marked crosswalk.

62-year-old Gerald Burton was one of the pedestrians and failed to see oncoming traffic and was struck by the teen.

Burton was transported to Mt Airy Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say that Burton may have been under the influence of alcohol during the accident. He was also blind in his right eye and had very poor eyesight in his left eye.

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